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Impact of Import Duty Increase on Car Buyers in Kenya: What it means for Croton Motors Customers

Car buyers in Kenya have recently faced a significant challenge as the East African Community (EAC) approved a 35 percent increase in import duty on motor vehicles. This move has put additional pressure on a sector already grappling with a depreciating currency. As Croton Motors’ valued customers, it’s crucial to understand the implications of this decision and how it may affect your car buying experience.

The Implications:
The approved increase in import duty, now raised from 25 percent to 35 percent, will result in double-digit price hikes for imported cars, including those designed for passenger transport, station wagons, racing cars, and vehicles used for goods transportation, among others. As a result, vehicles imported into Kenya will now be priced higher locally compared to regional peers such as Uganda and Rwanda.

Impact on Car Prices:
The rise in customs duty will lead to approximately a 14 percent increase in the cost of importing vehicles. Combined with the recent increase in petrol prices, consumers may start considering alternatives such as green mobility options. This policy change could have both positive and negative effects, with local assemblers potentially benefiting while second-hand importers may face challenges due to the volatile exchange rate.

Croton Motors’ Approach:
At Croton Motors, we understand the evolving landscape and its impact on our customers. While this increase in import duty poses challenges, we remain committed to providing you with the best car buying experience. Our wide range of locally assembled vehicles ensures competitive pricing and quality assurance.

Navigating the Market:
With the implementation of higher import duties, it’s important to explore all available options and make informed decisions. Croton Motors offers an extensive range of vehicles that cater to various budgets and preferences. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the process, ensuring you find the perfect car that meets your needs.

Supporting our Customers:
We are fully aware of the financial implications that these changes may bring. Croton Motors is committed to supporting our customers by providing transparent pricing and financing options. Our aim is to make car ownership accessible and convenient, even in challenging times.

Looking Ahead:
The automotive industry in Kenya is resilient, and Croton Motors remains steadfast in our commitment to delivering exceptional customer service and quality vehicles. We will continue to monitor market developments and adapt our offerings to ensure you receive the best value for your investment.

The recent increase in import duty on motor vehicles presents a new challenge for car buyers in Kenya. However, Croton Motors is dedicated to assisting our customers in navigating this landscape. We are here to help you find your dream car while offering competitive pricing, financing options, and reliable after-sales services. Your satisfaction and trust are our top priorities as we strive to provide you with the best car buying experience in the face of changing market dynamics.